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Seehusen hit in ninth lifts Rails past Regal, 5-4

Willmar Rails catcher Steve Wetterling, right, blocks the plate and tags out Josh Krupke of the Regal Eagles in the first inning of their Cornbelt League amateur baseball game Friday at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Rails scrapped for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to slip past Regal 5-4 in Cornbelt League action Friday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Trailing 4-3, Mark Krogstad lead off the inning with a pinch-hit double and took third on a passed ball. Josh Dahlke dropped down a suicide squeeze with one out to tie the game.

Then Matt Seehusen smacked a single to center field to score Matt Sagedahl, who walked, with the winning run.

Regal took the lead with two runs in the eighth inning on Austen Hadley's double and Steve Gerding's squeeze bunt.

The Eagles scored the first runs of the game in the fourth inning on Cody Flanders' two-run double.

Willmar (5-5, 5-5) answered with a run in the bottom of the frame on Steve Wetterling's double. The Rails added two more runs in the sixth, one on an Anthony Stern single.

Jason Scheffler pitched four innings of relief for the win. He gave up two runs on three hits, struck out two and walked one.

Willmar 5, Regal 4

Regal 000 200 020 -- 4 7 1

Willmar 000 102 002 -- 5 9 3

HITTING - Regal: Chris Beier 1-for-2; Austen Hadley 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Cody Flanders 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Shane Radermacher 2-for-2 ... Willmar: Matt Sagedahl 2-for-3; Jason Otte 1-for-3; Alex Marcus 1-for-2, 2 runs; Steve Wetterling 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Anthony Stern 1-for-3, rbi; Matt Carlson 1-for-3; Mark Krogstad 1-for-1, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Regal: Chris Beier 8-8-4-4-3-7; Austen Hadley (L) Xc-1-1-1-1-1 ... Willmar: Troy Ditterich 5-4-2-2-4-0; Jason Scheffler (W) 4-3-2-2-1-2